The ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

July 14, 2001
Sahang-Hee Hahn
ICAS Junior Associate

to deliver Plenary Address

"Germinating and Rooting in America"

at the

ICAS Summer Symposium:
Korean Diaspora:
Challenges facing The Korean-American Community in the New Century
August 18, 2001
Jubilee Presbyterian Church,
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Sahang-Hee Hahn will deliver plenary address, "Germinating and Rooting in America" at the ICAS Summer Symposium on August 18, 2001.

Sahang-Hee Hahn was born in Seoul, South Korea on August 3, 1983 and recently graduated, on June 14, 2001, from the Radnor High School (RHS), Radnor, Pennsylvania. While at the Radnor High School, she participated in several extracurricular events. Sahang-Hee was a successful member of the RHS Mock Trial Team and was awarded the title of Best Advocate 2000 and 2001, respectively. In addition, she was a staff member of the RHS Newscenter 16 program (a local TV news broadcast), worked as a writer, reporter and news anchor (1999-2001).

Sahang-Hee became, in the beginning of her senior year, the founder, executive producer, and executive director of a new television program, entitled, "From Where We Stand," a local cable TV program televising both talk shows and political roundtable discussions. In recognition of her efforts, she was awarded in March 2001 a grant by the Radnor Educational Foundation in order to provide the funding needed to continue the project in the future.

Currently Sahang-Hee is ICAS Junior Associate and a member of the ICAS debate team. She has begun her involvement with ICAS as a discussant at the ICAS Summer Symposium 1999, where she shared a second-generation Korean-American youth perspective on the identity issues affecting her own peer group. In the year 2000 Sahang-Hee was one of the invited speakers to the ICAS Summer Symposium 2000 and presented a thesis paper, entitled: "A Pressing Concern: The Presence of Second-Generation Marginalism in Korean-American Adolescents."

Sahang-Hee is 18 years old and will attend the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences in the fall of 2001. Interested in pursuing a career in law, her chosen fields of study will be a major in Communications and a minor in Film Studies.

Thank you.


Sang Joo Kim
Sr Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow